Historic Hotel Tour

Our Historic Hotel Tours visit some of Fort Worth’s most iconic old hotels and the spots where others once stood. Fort Worth’s first hotel actually opened in a converted cavalry stable in 1853. Today new hotels are bringing renewed life to historic buildings in downtown Fort Worth, including Fairfield Inn & Suites (formerly Park Central Motel), Marriott Autograph Hotel (Sinclair Building), & ALoft Hotel (One City Place – formerly Tandy Center).

Locals know that JFK & Jackie spent his last night in the old Texas Hotel (now the Hilton) in Suite 850, which is now a broom closet. On the morning of November 22nd, before heading to Dallas JFK gave his final public speech (4 minutes) to a crowd gathered in front of the Texas Hotel.

Click the play button below to listen to the audio:

Following his outdoor speech the Kennedy’s had a quick breakfast appearance before a packed room of community leaders in the hotel banquet room.

If you ever want to experience one of the best views in Fort Worth ask for Suite 1406 at the Marriott Blackstone, it’s massive balcony overlooks Sundance Square Plaza. Across from the balcony you can see the giant eagles on the Sinclair Building (now Marriott Autograph Hotel), and around the corner in Sundance Square is the beautiful new Westbrook Office Building which stands on the site of the previous Westbrook, Delaware, El Paso & Pickwick Hotels.

There is so much more fun history we share on the downtown walking tours and we do the hotel tour once a year.